2020.03.02 17:17

March in Vilnius commemorates slain Russian opposition figure Nemtsov – photos 2020.03.02 17:17

Demonstrators marched in Vilnius on Saturday to commemorate Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician killed near the Kremlin five years ago on February 27, 2015.

People in Vilnius carried pictures of Nemtsov, as well as Lithuanian, Belarusian, Crimean, Russian and Ukrainian flags.

Last Thursday, Prague in the Czech Republic became the third city after Vilnius and Washington to name the squares in front of the Russian embassies after Nemtsov.

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Meanwhile, thousands rallied in Moscow to commemorate Nemtsov, but also protest against the proposed constitutional channges that would see Russian President Vladimir Putin cling on to power.